Chevy Volt Arrives in China

China, one of GM's largest markets, is currently buzzing at the news of the first drivable Chevrolet Volt having arrived in the country. To be marketed here starting next year, the vehicles which arrived today (two units have been brought to China) will be used by GM as part of its VIP fleet deployed for the Expo 2010.

“GM has made a long-term commitment to bringing our industry-leading technology to China,” said Kevin Wale, managing director of the GM China Group.

“This is enabling us to provide the best mobility solutions for addressing the transportation challenges associated with the growth in demand for personal mobility. With GM taking the lead, the development of electric vehicles is opening up entirely new industries.”

The first Volts to be rolled off the assembly lines will be sold in California, Washington, Austin, Texas and the New York City metropolitan area. Other cities will be added in early 2011, including Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and New York.

It will come powered by lithium-ion batteries which will give it a range of up to 40 miles without the use of the internal combustion engine and a total range of 300 miles.

“The Volt is a vehicle that makes no compromises,” Wale added. “It reduces our dependency on petroleum and cuts emissions, offers a total driving range of about 500 kilometers, and is powered by electricity at all times."

“It provides users the latest technology, outstanding innovation and something no other electric vehicle can offer - peace of mind.”
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